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In the Spotlight: Castle Butte

I was out taking photographs of the Little Painted Desert along Arizona 87 just north of I-40.  The light wasn’t the greatest, so I began to look for some scenes where the light would work better. As I drove down AZ87, I saw these buttes, the first is called Castle Butte, and the near-dusk light lit up the red rock …

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Composition Tricks and Tips: Leading lines

As photographers, we work hard to make compelling images. As is human nature, the more we look at an image, the more our eyes stay within that image, the more compelling we find that photograph to be. I love it when someone looks one of my photographs on the wall and they stay rooted and can’t stop looking at the …

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Bucket List: Angkor Wat

This article is part 2 of 4 in the series Angkor Wat

This article is part 2 of 4 in the series Angkor WatThis past December my wife and I went to visit our daughter in South Korea for Christmas.  My daughter had requested to visit Cambodia.  Now, one of the places I have always wanted to go was Angkor Wat, so how could I refuse that request!?  Now for those who …

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Video Quickie: Using Photographers Ephemeris for Planning

I did a quick video a year and a half ago about the Photographer’s Ephemeris.  For those who are not familiar with the Photographer’s Ephemeris, it is a now a web-based application that allows you, with the magic of Google Earth, to pick a location and a time and date and you can see the direction that the sun will …

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Composition Tricks and Tips: Make the Subject the Brightest part of Photograph

In photography, we love it when someone appreciates and enjoys our photographs. We sometimes forget this, that the point is have the viewer keep their eyes in the photograph for as long as possible. Watch someone as they look at a photograph, or a painting, or any other 2D form of art. Their eyes initially wander through the work of …

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Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway Book Review

Title: Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway Author: Nye Simmons Genre: Travel Publisher: Mountain Trail Press Release Date: 2008 Format: Paperback Pages: 185 Filled with detailed information on the best hikes, scenic stops, waterfalls, and historic locations, this is the ultimate guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, one of America’s most visited national parks. Information …

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